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If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 73,646 People

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    Does anyone else drown theirselves in social

    contact when you're feeling down? Most people just avoid other people.
    TheMindBlower TheMindBlower 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Why couldn't I just be normal?

    I hate having depression so much it's literally handicaps me from doing so much for with myself and my life. I strive everyday to be happy, to be active and to live a positive lifestyle Yet when days like this come I feel like it's going to last FOREVER - I start...
    neurokitty99 neurokitty99 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    deleted deleted 26-30 50 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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    the only time I'm happy is

    if I'm around kids or at work joking around with my coworkers. it may sound weird but I just love being around kids and making them laugh whenever I'm around them I'm genuinely happy. I can't explain it.
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel depressed again.

    Some days I feel good and energetic, other days I feel down and just don't want to leave my bed. I don't think many people close to me can understand what I am going through. I have just been through the worst year in my life, when someone I loved and trusted dearly betrayed me...
    lostinbeauty lostinbeauty 31-35, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Suicide? noooo! Please DON'T.

    Don't do it! Never! There's always a better way. If you feel so miserable and you think it's the only way out, YOU'RE WRONG! If you're being bullied or abused or some people are just so stupid enough to not see your worth... don't give them the satisfaction of proving they were...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I came off my antidepressant

    because my doc wants me to change meds from Effexor to Wellbutrin. It has been the worst thing ever, I ended Effexor Friday and had the worst side effects, even after tapering off. I am already taking Wellbutrin half doses for two weeks per her instruction, I feel so raw and...
    TexasBrian TexasBrian 36-40, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I feel like every day gets harder,

    not being able to explain how I feel is the most frustrating part
    littlemissperfect13 littlemissperfect13 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Last night I took a hot shower

    while silently crying. Knowing that my tears blend in with water. I remember the feeling I felt in that moment. It was all but heartache pain. Thinking why do I have to go through this!? Not knowing the cause to this.. This depression is killing me and I cannot take it. But then...
    Shxxxooo Shxxxooo 18-21, F 1 Response 25 mins ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    http://healingfix.tumblr.

    com/post/138881397042/you-have-something-to-contribute-to-the-world-you
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I have finally accepted I'm going to kill

    myself. Now it's just a matter of when.
    CynicalHippie CynicalHippie 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I just feel so alone right now

    and I really need someone to talk to me :(
    katertotsx katertotsx 13-15, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 22-25, F 12 Responses Mar 13, 2015

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    This girl at my school said to me "don't

    pretend to be so sad, youre just doing it for the attention." ummm nobody WANTS to feel this way?
    annabearrr annabearrr 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am trying to get Social Security Disability

    and SSI for my depression. I can look back now and see that it has always haunted me. I have quit almost every job I have had when I start to get stressed out and anxious. Only a couple of jobs have I held longer than six months and none of those were full-time. I can't make it...
    PressPToPlay PressPToPlay 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I listen when I speak I do what's right

    for me Love me for what it means And every breath I breathe I listen when I...
    Chpt16 Chpt16 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I wanted to apologize to all the nice people I

    have messages with here and to those of you that have been so kind to me !! I have been isolating pretty bad lately and I haven't been getting on here and messaging all of you like I was and I feel bad for that. What a ****** thing this depression it's so stupid! I'm so sad and...
    notasb4 notasb4 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 24 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 9 Responses Mar 18, 2015

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    It's my birthday today.

    .... I asked for the day off. I knew it wouldn't start off right. I woke up early and all I can feel is anxious.... fear and sadness. please let this day pass by quickly. Today I'm 40. I'm just as lost as people here half my age. I had my **** together in my mid 20s more than now...
    SelfishShellfish SelfishShellfish 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    She can paint a lovely picture,

    BUT.... This story has a twist. Her paint brush turned to a razor that was hungry for her wrist.
    chasingmylife chasingmylife 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Think my depression is coming back never happy

    anymore feel like I need to cut but don't want to to, don't know what to do :(
    bblover117 bblover117 18-21, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Part of the reason I have been able to overcome

    this recent battle with depression is being on here, seeing that I am not alone, resisting the urge to isolate, seeing so many people that are going through the same things I was going through. I am not depressed now, but I do go through it a couple times a year. I do not like...
    NatalieR13 NatalieR13 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    It's just not a good day

    for me. My moods are flying all over the place and I'm just feeling ******. This happens from time to time but I usually can pinpoint what caused it. Today I can't for some reason. Luckily I have a therapy session coming up this week so all will be resolved soon. Just gotta...
    thealouwho thealouwho 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    What a week? Emotionally exhausting.

    5 hours of sleep for 2 days. Crying from 3-5:00 am. Finding myself and every very abnormal. On bed 23/7 . Bored . Thinking. Why is this happening? I really feel like Killing myself right now. I wanna die. Don't wanna live no more. Pls. make it stop.
    CallMeBuddy CallMeBuddy 13-15, M 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    "5 Tips for being Reliable

    when you are Depressed" http://jessicagimeno.com/5-tips-for-being-reliable-when-you-are-depressed/
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 6 hrs ago

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    For three years I've been wishing I was dead

    every day of my life. For three years I've woken up every morning disappointed to be alive. For three years I've changed so much, that I don't even remember who I was before. I'm not even sure what's wrong with me anymore. I used to know why I was depressed, but now... I don't...
    elena1998 elena1998 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm having such a hard time lately.

    I am 23 weeks pregnant and living in my grandparents garage.. I am so ashamed to say I am constantly thinking of self harm. I have been so depressed and I know I shouldn't be. I can't talk to my therapist about anything in fear of getting my baby taken away after she's born. so...
    furrfectme143 furrfectme143 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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